INMD 7224

RPAP - Primary Care Intermediate Clerkship


RPAP/MetroPAP Coordinator

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    Catalog Description: This portion of the overall LIC curriculum occurs during the second three months of RPAP and is integrated with the other core disciplines encompassed within the LIC.

    Sites: Varoius sites in greater Minnesota

    Direct patient care: Yes

    Consent Requirement: Arranged

    Course Objectives: 

    • Provide culturally sensitive comprehensive care (including preventive, acute, chronic & end of life care) in the context of the patient’s family & the community
    • Perform basic procedural skills essential to primary care clinicians
    • Demonstrate understanding of the role of Family Medicine within a health care team
    • Work effectively with local health care team members to enhance individual & community health
    • Develop communication skills & sensitivity to the psychosocial, sexual & family components of medical problems
    • Practice evidence-based medicine in the context of primary care
    • Understand & apply the principles of preventive care
    • Apply principles of quality improvement in practice improvement activities
    • Identify factors that contribute to and perpetuate health disparities
    • Develop the habit of reflective practice necessary for success as a life-long independent learner
    • Experience a rural lifestyle & gain personal confidence & competence in assuming the role of a rural physician
    • Understand fundamental aspects of rural health care including practical issues that impact care delivery, rural health care systems, and health problems specific to a rural population

    Graded Components: 

    • Students are evaluated during 4 Specialty Faculty Visits (SFV's) where the RPAP student prepares & presents a clinical case in the discipline of the visiting faculty, followed by a 10-15 min presentation on a topic relevant to the case.
    • Community Health Assessment (CHA) proposal
    • Completion of online educational modules on Care Delivery Models and Emerging Health Systems
    • MedU online virtual patient cases

    Grading Scale: P/N


    Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

    Limited to Student Type: Limited to RPAP students

    Course equivalency: N/A

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    Course evaluation: MedHub

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